Anderson, H A 1979-06-22

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H. A. Anderson, retired economics professor at Texas Tech, recalls his early life at Anson, Texas, and his activities with the Cowboy Band at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He then discusses various significant aspects of Texas Tech’s administration, including anecdotes on committee work and administrative relationships. He also recalls D. O. Wiley, band director at both H-SU and Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H. A. Anderson

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Date: June 22, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jim Hansford

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Band contests, San Angelo, Texas, D. O. Wiley, first meeting, Hardin-Simmons University (1925-1930), Band directing, Lubbock, Texas, Cowboy Band, Tours, Birmingham, Alabama, Parades, Rodeos, Conventions, Chamber of Commerce tour (1926), Travel, Anecdotes, Cooking, D. O. Wiley, Character, Classical music, Dislikes, Hard-working, Motivation, Practicing, Summer Band Program

Tape 1, Side 2: Band contests, Robert Craig, U. S. Army Band, David Humphrey, Band parties, Chaperones, Dancing, Summer Band Camps, Teaching, D. O. Wiley , Hardin-Simmons, Texas Tech, Financial controversy, Faculty salary cuts, Strike, Texas Tech band, Evolution of large bands, Showmanship, Stage bands

Range Dates: 1925-1979

Bulk Dates: 1925-ca. 1930

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